Feasibility of Use of BariCare App in Pre-transplant Population


About this study

This current study aims to evaluate the efficacy of engagement modules in assisting patients who are candidates for renal and liver transplantation make significant lifestyle modifications. With the help of the Center for Innovation (CFI), a smartphone app (Android and iOS compatible) has been created to assist in both educating and engaging patients to develop and maintain healthy lifestyle modifications. Our goal is to create a cost-effective, smartphone-based platform that serves to not only efficiently educate but to also verify competence and keep our patients engaged.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Individuals who are candidates for liver or renal transplant.
  2. Individuals who own a smartphone.
  3. Individuals who are obese.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Patients with prior history of bariatric surgery.
  2. Patients with active psychiatric disorder.
  3. Patients with active tobacco use.
  4. Patients with active substance use (alcohol, illicit drugs, etc.)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Manpreet Mundi, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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